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“The Exchange Game”: An Engaging Classroom Exercise for Teaching and Learning About Reciprocity and Altruism

  • Author(s): McIlwraith, Thomas
  • et al.

Published Web Location Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International Public License

This paper explains how to play and debrief the Exchange Game. Suitable for play in first year anthropology courses and in lectures on economic anthropology, the game reinforces core concepts including reciprocity, cooperation, and altruism.

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